Category Archives: fun with the kids

Easter Thanks

April 18, 2017

Not only does Spring Break mean crafty time for me, it also means crafty time for the kiddos. My daughter was painting today and my son made this card. He made this card as a thank you for his aunt who made an egg hunt for us on Easter.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  This is a one layer card. We just stamped everything on right on the card base. My son colored the eggs with his crayons.

I really like the way the leaves turned out on this card. We stamped the leaves on the ends of the branches using two shade of green ink. We did some partial inking to create two toned leaves. Then, we used second and third generation stamping to fill in the areas behind the branches and eggs. I would ink the same leaf stamp with the light green ink, stamp it on my scrap paper once, and then stamp it two or three times on the card base. I think it gave the card a super cool dimensional look.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Harvest, Chirpy Chirp Chirp, Baked with Love, and My Silly Valentine

Fiskers’ Tree of Life

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drop Inks in Pear Tart, Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, and Cottage Ivy

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Reina’s Fairy Card

March 13, 2017

Today was a coloring type of day. My daughter created this card “just cuz I want to.”

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Front

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Back of Card

Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We started by stamping MANY MANY images on a sheet of white card stock. My daughter colored everything in with her Crayola markers. I fussy cut out the images for her. I also die cut a cloud and grass border for her.

Then she sat down with a stack of glue dots, her images and a blue card base. She also added the year to the back of the card. She had such a good time creating this card with only a little help from me.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fairy Friends and Mom + Me

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border Die and Puffy Cloud Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Gold Foil Thank You Cards

March 9, 2017

Some of my daughter’s friends gave her a coloring book and some markers this week. It’s an adult coloring book with gold foiling and some very fine time markers. She is very excited about it. She decided to make her friends Thank you Cards using a page from the coloring book.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  First, my daughter picked a page from her new coloring book and colored it in with her new makers. The markers are water based so we used a water brush to move the color around and smooth it out.

Once the page was complete and dry, we die cut stitched rectangles that would cover an A2 card front. We adhered the panels to the white card bases.

I used a scrap of water color to create the water colored Thanks. I scribbled a blue marker, and then used a water brush to smooth the color out. Then I die cut a Scripty Thanks. I repeated the process with a green marker. I layered one Thanks over a strip of black card stock. The other I layered with a left over black Thanks die cut. Once the Thanks were adhered, the cards were complete.

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Scripty Thanks

Paper: Foil Fanatic Coloring Book by Horizon Group

Ink: Crayola Fine Line Markers

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Ninja Birthday

March 8, 2017

My daughter had another birthday party to attend; this time for one of her male classmates. We created a ninja card for him.

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Front of the card

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Inside of the card

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We began by die cutting the dark blue rectangle from some Lawn Fawn patterned paper. First, I cut a cross stitched rectangle that would cover an A2 card front. Then, using some stitched circles die, we cut out some windows. I lined the dark blue piece up on the card front and lightly traced the circles so I would have a guide for the stamping. Next, we stamped the Ninja’s so only part of them would show in the circles.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the custom sentiment and some more ninjas. My daughter colored everything in with colored pencils and gel pens.

Lastly, I adhered the dark blue panel to the card front using foam tape.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy and Riley’s ABC’s

Mama Elephant’s Tiny Ninjas

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Paper: Lawn Fawn freebie

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Robot Tag Birthday Card

March 5, 2017

I think my kiddos know more people than I do. This is a card we made for a friend of my son.

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The front

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The inside

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We began by die cutting all of the layers for the front of the card. We created a light blue card base, a stitched rectangle from black patterned paper, a stitched rectangle from grey paper, and a white cardstock tag. I dry embossed the card base and grey layer with a Darice gears embossing folder. I adhered the black layer and grey layer to the blue card base at wonky angles. We added some stamping to the tag. My son used colored pencils to add color. To finish the tag, we added a black re-enforcer and some twine. We used strong double sided tape to adhered the tag to the card front.

Once the front was done, we started work on the inside. We lined the inside of the card with some white card stock. Next we added the stamping using black and colored inks. My son finished the card by coloring the images.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Tag You’re It

Simon Says: Tag You’re It

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Beep Boop Birthday, Happy Howlidays, and Chirpy Chirp Chirp

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dye Inks in Bahama Blue, Rose Bud, and Cottage Ivy

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Fintastic Aquarium

March 3, 2017

This card was featured on Lawn Fawn’s Fawny Flickr Friday, today. My son and I were so excited to see his card on the blog.

http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com/2017/03/fawny-flickr-friday-3317.html

 

February 21, 2017

This is a card my son created for a friend’s birthday party. The party was at the Aquarium, so it was a very fitting card.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We started with a card base made from water color paper. I helped my son stamp all of the images he wanted. He then used water color pencils to add color to everything. I used my water brush to even everything out. Once the water color pencil was dry, the card was finished

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Mermaid for You, Fintastic Friends, So Jelly, and Octopi My Heart

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Fish Tank Birthday

February 3, 2017

My daughter made a card for her aunt today. Her aunt has a fish tank at her house that memorizes Reina every time we are there.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We started with a stitched rectangle die cut. We stamped as many fish and accessories as we could on the die cut. My daughter used water color pencils to color in all of the images. After she was done, I used a water brush to smooth everything out.

I die cut some wood grain patterned paper with a large cross stitched rectangle die. I cut small strips from the edges of the die cut to create the top and bottom of the fish tank.

The sentiment was the last element we created for this card. Reina loves to use lots of colors when creating anything, so we used two colors on the sentiment. We stamped it on a scrap of water color paper and cut it down as small as we could. We didn’t want to cover up to much of the “fish tank.”

Lastly, we adhered everything to a card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fintastic Friends and Mermaid For You

Clearly Besotted’s In Print

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drops in Dandelion and Rose Bud

Hope you enjoyed the card

Sunshiny Chick

January 31, 2017

My mother-in-laws birthday is coming up soon. My daughter wanted to make her a birthday card. Her favorite color is blue.

I found ink smooshing to be a quick way to create a lot of interesting cards. We made nine Thank You cards, three teacher valentine cards, and one birthday card in one afternoon.

 

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 cards

Extra Details: We started by stamping the chick and frame images on some scrap water color paper. I used a grey ink for the frame and black ink for everything else. I used Distress Inks to water color all of the images.  Once the ink was dry I fussy cut everything out. I added a flower detail to the chick with some glitter gel pens.

Then, I created the card base from some more water color paper. I ink smooshed three shades of blue Distress ink on the front of the card base. I also flicked some of the extra ink on the card base to create interest.

Once that was dry, we attached the images using glue dots. The frame was attached with dimensional glue dots and the chick and accessories used flat glue dots.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Flirty Frames, Chirpy Chirp Chirp, and Sunny Skies

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Mustard Seed, Hickory Smoke, Walnut Stain, Brushed Corduroy, Mermaid Lagoon, Squeezed Lemonade, and Spiced Marmalade

 

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Have a Purrrfect Birthday

January 30, 2017

My mother-in-law and her twin have a birthday coming up soon. My son wanted to make a card for each one of them.

This is the card for his great aunt. She has two cars and he wanted to include the cats on her card.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We started by making our card base from some heavy weight water color paper. On an extra scrap I stamped the two cats. I used a brown and grey ink to match the colors of the real cats.

We stamped a custom sentiment on a strip of black paper using Versa Mark ink and silver embossing powder.

I die cut to scalloped circles from some green patterned paper. I die cut a window in one of the circles.  I created the shaker pocket with the Fuse tool and some page protectors. Using strong adhesive, I sandwiched the shaker pocket between the two green circles and adhered it to my card base.

I layered the cats and sentiments over the shaker pocket and the card was done.

 

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Pets Corner

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=7941

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fairy Friends and Sally’s ABCs

Clearly Besotted’s In Print

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Circle Stackables

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamp’s Slate Ink

Memento Dew Drop Ink in Rich Cocoa

 

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Treat Yourself Birthday Card

January 30, 2017

My mother-in-law and her twin have a birthday coming up soon. My son wanted to make a card for each one of them.

This is the card for his grandmother. She has a dog and he wanted to include the dog on her card.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We started by making our card base from some heavy weight water color paper. Next, I die cut a cross stitched rectangle from some teal card stock. I used some stitched hillside borders to create the open area. Using Versa Mark ink, I added the bones and paw prints to the teal panels.

We used kraft paper to stamp the puppy face and sentiment. I used a white pigment ink for the fingerprint on the puppy face. The sentiment is stamped in Versa Mark ink and silver heat embossed. I then die cut it with a banner die. The puppy face is fussy cut.

Then, I worked on the shaker part of this card. I cut two rectangles from some clear page protectors. I used my Fuse tool to seal the two layers together on three sides. I added the sequins and snowflakes, and then sealed the fourth side.

Using some strong adhesive, I adhered the shaker panel to the card base. I layered the teal panels on top of the shaker panel. Lastly, I adhered the puppy face and the sentiment banner.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Pets Corner

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=7941

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamps Happy Holidays

Clearly Besotted’s In Print

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Everyday Sentiment Banners, Stitched Hillside Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card